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The middle of nowhere, i.e., where people get especially defensive about THERE values.

What are there values?

More importantly what'r ARE values?

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Hello everyone, I'd appreciate feedback on a noob question I have with a blazer of mine (made of cotton/wool combo fabric). Below is the pic. On the left side of my jacket (but right on the image), there is a bulge in the shoulder seam area. It seems to puff up whereas the other shoulder-sleeve area is fine. My questions: 1) What is this issue called? 2) Can a tailor fix it? 3) Around how much would it cost? I already took it to one tailor and he said he couldn't fix it. So I thought I'd try my luck with the knowledge base here. Thanks.

 

 

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Hello everyone...

Hard to see anything from that picture. We'll need a much better one.
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Hello everyone, I'd appreciate feedback on a noob question I have with a blazer of mine (made of cotton/wool combo fabric). Below is the pic. On the left side of my jacket (but right on the image), there is a bulge in the shoulder seam area. It seems to puff up whereas the other shoulder-sleeve area is fine. My questions: 1) What is this issue called? 2) Can a tailor fix it? 3) Around how much would it cost? I already took it to one tailor and he said he couldn't fix it. So I thought I'd try my luck with the knowledge base here. Thanks.

 

 

Yeah will probably need a better picture... from what I can see here is as if the blazer is constructed with two different types of shoulders, the left in the pic is natural and the right is significantly roped

post #32001 of 33197

I have two questions. I hope someone can give me his opinions/advices.

 

I'm thinking of buying a navy blue blazer. I want to wear it with black dress pants and a white blue dots mandarin shirt. Can this be an OK look in your opinion?

 

Another thing I want to ask now. If I want to buy navy blue dress pants and a navy blue vest in the future (along with the blazer I might already have and a new white shirt and a tie), will there be a problem if there is a slight divergence among the pants'. vest's and blazer's navy blue colour?

 

I'm really new to formal looks.. :violin:

post #32002 of 33197
Yes, don't do it. Either exact same, or clearly different color and/or clearly different texture.

ie, blue jeans can go with blue jacket, but not blue wool slacks.

Generally it's recommended to go for me gray or tan trousers instead of black to go with navy blazer. If appropriate I also recommend cream (linen/worsted/flannel/chino/denim all viable). Light brown in tweed/linen are also options.

If you must wear black slacks, which are faux pas on these boards, I recommend a light gray blazer for a grayscale/monochrome outfit. I'd go for solid white shirt in this case. This would not be a very CM outfit though, and more a sw/d type thing.
post #32003 of 33197

That's very helpful! Thank you..

 

I might think about buying a cream pair of pants to suit with my blazer. It sounds more attractive indeed.

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I'm thinking of buying a navy blue blazer. I want to wear it with black dress pants and a white blue dots mandarin shirt. Can this be an OK look in your opinion?
The dark blue blazer with the black pants is usually a bad idea. The fact that the two colors - dark blue and black - are too similar. It's almost a sartorial "uncanny valley," where they neither match perfectly enough to be tolerable, or are sufficiently different to be acceptable.

I'd add that black pants, in and of themselves, tend not to get too much love on SF. But even if one likes black pants, they're enormously better paired with, say, a light/medium grey jacket, than with navy blue.
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If I want to buy navy blue dress pants and a navy blue vest in the future (along with the blazer I might already have and a new white shirt and a tie), will there be a problem if there is a slight divergence among the pants'. vest's and blazer's navy blue colour?
Getting a perfect match will be nearly impossible. Go ask anyone who wants to get a replacement pair of pants for a suit whose jacket is still good.

Anyway, the navy pants, with navy vest, and navy blazer, all of almost the same shade of navy blue, will be awful. It's that "trying to sort of resemble a suit, but not doing it well at all" look. Avoid.

If you want to wear a navy blue suit, wear a navy blue suit. Navy blue suits are fine. The combination you describe isn't a navy suit. And it's not fine.
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I might think about buying a cream pair of pants to suit with my blazer. It sounds more attractive indeed.
That can work.

Lots of choices of pants to go with a navy blazer. Just try to steer clear of black pants or navy pants.
post #32006 of 33197
Quick question: I have a dark blue blazer that I'm pairing with some tan/ khaki slacks. I have a grey shirt that seems to go really well with the two but I can't think of a color for a tie. Any suggestions?
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One more question. I am not sure if what I tried out in the store is a blazer, sport coat or suit coat. How can I learn identify them? What are the solid differences? I'm asking because if what I want is a suit coat, I know that I can't wear it with different colour pants. Or can I? :marchal:

post #32008 of 33197

Collars and cuffs:

 

I'm starting my first proper job in a few weeks and I'm buying some new shirts because I only own a few dress shirts at present. Right now I'm thinking two white and two light blue to add to my arsenal of two white, one lilac and one light blue.

 

I'm thinking I'll get one of those new shirts with double cuffs for extra-formal days/occasions. Should I pair it with a classic style collar, or with a cutaway collar, and should I bother getting any cutaway collar shirts with single cuffed sleeves? I want to avoid anything that's going to make the shirts (other than the double cuffed one) too formal for weekend wear (with dark wash jeans and a lightweight wool V-neck jumper).

 

TL;DR

 

White cutaway collar + double cuffs

 

OR

 

White classic collar + double cuffs?

 

Cheers

post #32009 of 33197
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I live in the middle of ARE country, so to speak, and need suit sleeve alterations. FWIW, the sleeve buttons are non-functional.

 

Do you suggest I trust my local dry cleaner's seamstress to make the changes? (Shortening by 1/2 of an inch.) I haven't taken anything there before except for cleaning. Good enough work on that end.

 

I'm unfamiliar w/ the whole process and one of my worries is that a 1/2'' move from the cuff will look goofy because the buttons start at about that distance from cuff  -- eyeball measure.

 

I've emailed the nearest men's shop for suggestions; their go-to place is over three hours from my house and, to be frank, that isn't in the cards.

It's a tricky operation, but if she is skilled enough, you can ask if she knows how to shorten from the top of the sleeves, that is, the shoulder.

But I wouldn't want to provide the first jacket on which this is being tried out by her.  Make sure she did this before.

 

I've also seen the bottom moved to the top of the other three buttons in the adjustment, although I didn't like the way it looked with the top button (the one that was moved there from the bottom) having no fake button hole beside it (although her sewing machine may be able to copy the fake button hole stitch?). I guess you could just asked if she's done any of these things before and ask for recommendations or references from people for whom she's done any of these things.  

post #32010 of 33197
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Collars and cuffs:

 

I'm starting my first proper job in a few weeks and I'm buying some new shirts because I only own a few dress shirts at present. Right now I'm thinking two white and two light blue to add to my arsenal of two white, one lilac and one light blue.

 

I'm thinking I'll get one of those new shirts with double cuffs for extra-formal days/occasions. Should I pair it with a classic style collar, or with a cutaway collar, and should I bother getting any cutaway collar shirts with single cuffed sleeves? I want to avoid anything that's going to make the shirts (other than the double cuffed one) too formal for weekend wear (with dark wash jeans and a lightweight wool V-neck jumper).

 

TL;DR

 

White cutaway collar + double cuffs

 

OR

 

White classic collar + double cuffs?

 

Cheers

 

I guess it's a personal choice, but I think a cutaway looks better open with no tie than a classic collar.

Now that I think about it, I am not even sure if either collar (classic or cutaway) is considered more formal than the other. Someone else may be able to confirm that for you.

 

Of course, not knowing what you are thinking when you say classic and cutaway, we may not be thinking of the same thing -  given that there are all kinds of spreads (wide, medium, etc) and when I think classic I may be thinking something different, although I think I know what you mean.

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